Lifelong Health and Wellbeing
Wellbeing has caught the attention of policy makers and practitioners because it offers new perspectives on what matters and new ways to assess policy outcomes and their impact in people’s lives. This links to a positive health agenda, which looks beyond the treatment of illness to consider connections across different areas and times of life.
We address this in three innovative ways:
- international development: the links between poverty and wellbeing and religion and wellbeing; wellbeing and human development;
- death and society: wellbeing and dying well;
- UK health: with NICE and SCIE, developing clinical and practice guidelines on boundaries between health and social care.
Our research in this area
|Human flourishing, ethics, justice and the Human Development and Capabilities Approach.|
|The interplay between culture, religion and wellbeing in India and Bangladesh.|
|The development of clinical guidelines for the treatment of childhood autism and conduct disorders in children.
Mental health outcomes for men who were sexually abused in childhood.
|Theories and ethics of welfare and wellbeing.|
|Death and loss.
Death ritual and memorialisation.
|Role of communication technologies in mitigating social death and shaping the experience of dying and mourning.
How people use the arts at the end of life.
|Cross-cultural assessment of wellbeing; religion and wellbeing; associations between wellbeing and poverty in Zambia and South Asia.|
|Memorialisation and material culture: how people respond to death and the meanings they attach to their mourning activities.|